Jo and Giri are part of a large intentional off grid community on Australia's East Coast, New South Wales,half way between Sydney and Brisbane ( about 3 hours SOUTH of Byron Bay,NSW,4 hours North of Newcastle.NSW).
We live 5 min walk to Beach ( fishing , surf) in a wildlife sanctuary surrounded by National Park with beautiful walks and canoeing.
Community activities include: , yoga,bush regeneration, community help group, weeding native regeneration group, guerilla gardening group,music jams, etc.
We are doing small building jobs,so any carpenters,builders/handy persons, masons,plumbers ,solar electricians would be warmly welcomed! There's plenty of handyman type jobs around the place.We are mixing cement to build a beautiful medieval stone and brick wall(inspired by earthship) with recycled building waste inside.You need to be fit as the work is physical and can be challenging and hard.It helps if you are used to physical work !
We also work in the surrounding grounds,vegetable garden, orchard,food forest ,weed management, harvesting, mulching , seeding and topping up hugel kultures and permaculture inspired planting...so gardeners or people interested in deep ecology, self reliant , sustainable lifestyle welcome .
Giri works in the arts health industry as a performer musician,creative engagement specialist working in aged care, hospitals or community venues,speaks italian and some french and loves learning languages. Jo is a counsellor specialising in conscious parenting and NVC (Non Violent communication) .
Entire community is off grid -we use solar power.
You are welcome to eat with us (we eat a varied diet including meat) or you can prepare your own.
Accomodation is caravan.
Free wifi at Community House open 24/7.
Non smoking inside.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Experience in; permaculture vegetable garden and tree maintenance, building work labouring,construction skills. Harvesting,weeding ,feeding ,seeding, composting, subtropical weed and vegetable identifying, etc.Be part of a team working together, solving challenges to establish an off -grid permaculture homestead in an intentional community.
Volunteer hours vary according to what is current.- about 5 hours (plus your choice organising your own hours-breaks ,morning/afternoon tea . We like to work hard and effective ( but make it varied and interesting) and have a great meal at the end of the day. We like to laugh and enjoy ourselves. Sometimes you may be working on your own. Good to have long pants, long sleeve shirt and hat for working outside, also gloves or we can provide these items and other safety equipment as required.
Variety of Accommodation; large caravan, with queen size comfortable double bed (can add a single), or hut with queen size double bed ,hammock + also other options nearby.
We live in a Community Co-operative Wildlife Sanctuary- 5 min stroll to Beach ( fishing , surf) . We are also surrounded by National Park with beautiful walks and canoeing.
Community activities include: yoga,bush regeneration, weeding native regeneration group, music jams, etc.We are surrounded by wildlife; the surrounding bush is home to huge variety of birds,goannas,snakes,occasional spiders ,dingoes ,possums,bush mammals etc of all types.
If arriving by bus or train nearest stop on the south is URUNGA,
to the north its COFFS HARBOUR.We can pick you up in our car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, 5 days a week